Raccoons and other vermin friends have not-so-subtly been trying to push humans out of New York over the years, ostensibly so they can cut down on the wait time over at Dominique Ansel and exact their revenge. And last night, one intrepid raccoon even managed to evade NYPD arrest, resting comfortably atop a ledge in Hell's Kitchen before fleeing towards sweet, sweet freedom. Clearly the Marvel Universe has some stake in the upcoming Raccoon Revolution.

Local journalist Megan Bungeroth took to Twitter to document the whole saga, which began at around 10 p.m. last night:

And it appears that The People were on Team Raccoon, despite the NYPD's attempts to exert power over the little guy:

In the end, the raccoon won, forcing cops to head home with their tails between their legs.

And now Rocky Jr. is free to eat as many pairs of American Apparel disco jeans as he pleases.

According to Bungeroth, six NYPD officers, Animal Control and a paramedic failed to capture the elusive raccoon. A sanitation worker told her the crafty creature made a teasing anthropomorphic appearance earlier in the day. "He came around the corner walking around like a regular person," he said. "I said, 'Oh, raccoon, raccoon!' He got scared and ran up the tree." You can watch the whole interview below:

Fight the good fight, Hero Raccoon. Unless that fight happens to lead you into my apartment.